How to watercolor easter eggs

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I have bee n inspired lately by all the new ways to dye or decorate Easter Eggs. It seems the traditional way we have been dying eggs is not good enough these days – wink! I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring these Watercolor Easter Egg Designs – it’s just not for kids anymore! Not only is Easter a fun time to decorate and celebrate, but Spring as well! I love all the soft and bright colors of this time of year!

Watercolor Easter Egg Designs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

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I do have a major disclaimer –

WATERCOLOR PAINTS ARE NOT FOR FOOD PRODUCTS AND MAY CONTAIN LEAD – DO NOT PAINT ANYTHING YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN INTEND TO EAT!

These would be perfect for Blown Out Eggs like they do here.

How to watercolor easter eggs

My inspiration for my Easter egg designs came from this…my dad’s well-used watercolor paint tray. He was a very talented painter who sadly is unable to paint anymore. My mother gave me his tray last week – many wonderful paintings came from this tray. You can see some of his work in this past Father’s Day Post! Since I am also artistic and did a little painting when I was younger…watching and learning some of his techniques. I thought I would try a few to see if they would work on eggs as well.

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How to watercolor easter eggs

The one thing about watercolor paint is that it is hard to control. Unlike other paints, it wants to spread. The secret to the Crackle Egg look is plastic wrap! Whatever brand you like. Simply paint the egg completely with heavy pigment then crinkle the plastic wrap and dab it all over the egg. The wrap removes the paint in some areas and collects it deeper in others. Let dry without smudging, it if you can. Pretty cool looking! And yes, my dad did this on his paintings!

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

Tip: I found it easier to take the egg carton and turn it upside down, to hold the egg, while I painted. My fingers were getting a little messy!

How to watercolor easter eggs

The Speckled Egg was done in a similar technique. Completely cover the egg with paint, dip a small bristle brush in water and sprinkle the water on the egg. Watch the pigment become diluted as the water hits the egg.

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

As I said, watercolor paint can be hard to control, but one of the cool things about it is the interesting effects it creates when the colors bleed together. For the Bleeding Egg (looks a little tie-dyed) I first dipped the entire egg in water, then dabbed the egg with heavy pigment. It takes a few minutes, but the colors begin to bleed together. Add additional paint and colors as needed.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Hope you are inspired to decorate your eggs creatively this Easter!

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

Give a non-candy Easter gift with these Carrot Sugar Scrubs! They come with a free printable gift tag. So cute!

How to make watercolor Easter eggs? Decorating eggs for Easter is a long tradition about the origin of which there are many legends. Using watercolors is one of the easiest and most colorful ways to make Easter eggs unique and inimitable. By the way, here you can use not only ordinary watercolor, but also watercolor pencils, which will allow you to achieve different effects.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Watercolor painted eggs are a great holiday activity for both children and adults. You can paint anything on the shell and watercolor is also convenient because you can control the saturation of colors depending on how much the paint is diluted in water. Keep in mind that this is not a permanent dye, but an easy, affordable and fun decorating method.

DIY watercolor Easter eggs are real fun to make

How to watercolor easter eggs

Nowadays the market offers a huge amount of different food colors which make the process of coloring eggs much easier. When it comes to egg decorating, you can find numerous stickers with Easter symbols – from religious to traditional bunnies, chicks, flowers and even funny ones. But in our article we want to focus your attention on DIY watercolor Easter eggs.

The most important thing in this process is not so much decorating eggs, but simply the opportunity to spend time with the whole family in such a fun activity that does not require special artistic skills. It will be great if the whole family is involved in this and, during the process of decorating the eggs, they can talk to each other and get closer.

Painting Easter eggs with water colors is a great way to demonstrate to children how colors work, for example mixing red and blue creates purple. You can also explore how paint changes if you add more or less water, how to dab paint with a sponge or a cloth, how to splatter paint, you can try different patterns and techniques – ombre eggs, speckled eggs, or other fun designs.

Experiment with different techniques to create the most beautiful Easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

What do you need to paint your Easter eggs with watercolors? Obviously – eggs, watercolor paints (you can use food dye instead), brushes and the most important – inspiration and imagination! Those who have an artistic talent can paint intricate patterns but the rest of us can simply enjoy themselves and create more abstract looking eggs. The great thing about DIY watercolor Easter eggs is that there is no right and wrong, it is fun, even if it is far from artistic.

The process is not complicated. You can use either hard boiled eggs or blown out eggs. If you prefer blown out eggs, you need to poke a hole in each end of a raw egg with a pin. Hold a straw to one hole and blow air through the straw and into the egg, letting the insides flow out from the opposite hole. Do this until the egg is empty. Pour a glass of water over the eggshell to rinse it out. Then use the straw to blow out the water and any remaining egg yolk/white. Repeat until the egg is completely clean.

How to watercolor easter eggs

You can first cover the egg with a light layer of paint, and then, while it is still wet, apply more saturated and concentrated spots in color.

You can use watercolor pencils, which are made from pressed watercolors, to draw various patterns on the shell. After that, trace the drawing with a wet brush and get a beautiful abstract effect. This method is great if you are not a very good artist.

DIY watercolor Easter eggs – tricks that you need to know

How to watercolor easter eggs

When you want to paint Easter eggs with watercolors you need to observe some simple rules and it will be good to know some tricks that will help you.

  • To make the paint lay smoother, before boiling the eggs, wipe them with alcohol or water and vinegar mixture.
  • To prevent eggshells from cracking while cooking add a tablespoon of salt to the water.
  • Let hard boiled eggs cool completely, especially if you are going to decorate them with small children.
  • If you want the Easter eggs to shine after painting, rub them with vegetable oil.
  • Put an egg in an egg cup and paint with a brush the upper half of the egg. Let dry and flip the dyed dried part of the egg down and color the remaining half.
  • If you do not like the result, just wash the egg under water until the paint is still wet, wipe it off with a paper towel and you can try painting again.

How to watercolor easter eggs

As you see, DIY watercolor Easter eggs can be real fun to make. Have a look at these inspiring ideas in the photo gallery and enjoy yourselves!

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

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Creating watercolor Easter eggs is a fun alternative to traditionally decorated eggs.

I have a confession to make… I can’t stand the egg dyeing kits that you buy at the store. The vinegar smell is not my favorite and all those stains from the dye… it’s enough to send my anxiety through the roof. I can never really relax during egg decorating time because I’m constantly worried about what is going to get stained. So this year, I decided to ditch the traditionally decorated eggs and go with one of my favorite current trends… watercolor. Want to know how to color your eggs? Here is how you can create watercolor Easter eggs.

How to watercolor easter eggs

FUN FACT ALERT: Do you know why people dye eggs? For Christians, it is symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus. In orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, eggs are dyed red to represent the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross.

CREATING WATERCOLOR EASTER EGGS

Watercolor egg painting is so easy and fun. To create these watercolor eggs, I used an Artists Loft watercolor set and a Pentel Aquash Waterbrush. Any paint and brush will do.. these are just my favorites. If you want to paint detailed designs onto your eggs you will want a very fine brush. If you are going for the tie-dye Easter egg look like I have done, a bigger brush will work well.

How to watercolor easter eggs

First: Make sure your eggs are hard boiled. You definitely don’t want any messes if one accidentally cracks! And with kids and eggs..at least one WILL crack. Once they are hard boiled (AND COOLED) Place your eggs in an upside down egg carton. This will give your eggs a nice little place to sit while you paint them.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Next: To use the Pentel Aquash Water brush, unscrew the cap and separate the bristles from the rest of the brush. Next, fill up the chamber with water and reattach the cap. Then, squeeze the brush to release the water into the watercolor palette. Pick up the color with the brush and start painting on the top of the egg. Pull the color down the side of the egg with the brush or let it drip down. The more water you use, the lighter and more transparent the color will be.

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

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Finally: Once you are done painting the first color, add as many more colors as you want. Make sure to add more colors wile the paint is still wet in order to give it a tie dye look. Once the egg has dried, turn it over and paint the bottom of the egg in the same way you painted the top.

How to watercolor easter eggs

In addition to the pink and purple eggs, I also created some blue and purple eggs and some green eggs.

Here’s a video of the process:

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

FAQ

  • CAN I USE ANY TYPE OF WATERCOLOR PAINT?
    A: YES! HIGHER QUALITY PAINTS WILL GIVE MORE VIBRANT COLORS BUT USE WHATEVER YOU HAVE ON HAND
  • CAN I USE ANOTHER TYPE OF BRUSH?
    A: YES. ANY BRUSH WILL DO. HOWEVER, IF YOU WANT TO ADD MORE DETAILED WORK TO THE EGG YOU WILL NEED A SMALLER BRUSH.
  • CAN I EAT THE EGGS AFTER PAINTING THEM?
    A: MY RULE OF THUMB IS IF THE PAINT DOESN’T SOAK THROUGH THE SHELL, THEN THEY ARE OK TO EAT. I DON’T EAT THEM IF THE INSIDE OF THE EGG HAS PAINT ON IT. I ALSO DON’T ADVISE EATING THEM IF THEY HAVE BEEN SITTING OUT FOR A WHILE AFTER PAINTING.

I’d love to hear your favorite way to decorate eggs!

How to make watercolor Easter eggs? Decorating eggs for Easter is a long tradition about the origin of which there are many legends. Using watercolors is one of the easiest and most colorful ways to make Easter eggs unique and inimitable. By the way, here you can use not only ordinary watercolor, but also watercolor pencils, which will allow you to achieve different effects.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Watercolor painted eggs are a great holiday activity for both children and adults. You can paint anything on the shell and watercolor is also convenient because you can control the saturation of colors depending on how much the paint is diluted in water. Keep in mind that this is not a permanent dye, but an easy, affordable and fun decorating method.

DIY watercolor Easter eggs are real fun to make

How to watercolor easter eggs

Nowadays the market offers a huge amount of different food colors which make the process of coloring eggs much easier. When it comes to egg decorating, you can find numerous stickers with Easter symbols – from religious to traditional bunnies, chicks, flowers and even funny ones. But in our article we want to focus your attention on DIY watercolor Easter eggs.

The most important thing in this process is not so much decorating eggs, but simply the opportunity to spend time with the whole family in such a fun activity that does not require special artistic skills. It will be great if the whole family is involved in this and, during the process of decorating the eggs, they can talk to each other and get closer.

Painting Easter eggs with water colors is a great way to demonstrate to children how colors work, for example mixing red and blue creates purple. You can also explore how paint changes if you add more or less water, how to dab paint with a sponge or a cloth, how to splatter paint, you can try different patterns and techniques – ombre eggs, speckled eggs, or other fun designs.

Experiment with different techniques to create the most beautiful Easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

What do you need to paint your Easter eggs with watercolors? Obviously – eggs, watercolor paints (you can use food dye instead), brushes and the most important – inspiration and imagination! Those who have an artistic talent can paint intricate patterns but the rest of us can simply enjoy themselves and create more abstract looking eggs. The great thing about DIY watercolor Easter eggs is that there is no right and wrong, it is fun, even if it is far from artistic.

The process is not complicated. You can use either hard boiled eggs or blown out eggs. If you prefer blown out eggs, you need to poke a hole in each end of a raw egg with a pin. Hold a straw to one hole and blow air through the straw and into the egg, letting the insides flow out from the opposite hole. Do this until the egg is empty. Pour a glass of water over the eggshell to rinse it out. Then use the straw to blow out the water and any remaining egg yolk/white. Repeat until the egg is completely clean.

How to watercolor easter eggs

You can first cover the egg with a light layer of paint, and then, while it is still wet, apply more saturated and concentrated spots in color.

You can use watercolor pencils, which are made from pressed watercolors, to draw various patterns on the shell. After that, trace the drawing with a wet brush and get a beautiful abstract effect. This method is great if you are not a very good artist.

DIY watercolor Easter eggs – tricks that you need to know

How to watercolor easter eggs

When you want to paint Easter eggs with watercolors you need to observe some simple rules and it will be good to know some tricks that will help you.

  • To make the paint lay smoother, before boiling the eggs, wipe them with alcohol or water and vinegar mixture.
  • To prevent eggshells from cracking while cooking add a tablespoon of salt to the water.
  • Let hard boiled eggs cool completely, especially if you are going to decorate them with small children.
  • If you want the Easter eggs to shine after painting, rub them with vegetable oil.
  • Put an egg in an egg cup and paint with a brush the upper half of the egg. Let dry and flip the dyed dried part of the egg down and color the remaining half.
  • If you do not like the result, just wash the egg under water until the paint is still wet, wipe it off with a paper towel and you can try painting again.

How to watercolor easter eggs

As you see, DIY watercolor Easter eggs can be real fun to make. Have a look at these inspiring ideas in the photo gallery and enjoy yourselves!

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

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How to watercolor easter eggs

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Oh My Gosh, Lucy! These are the most charming eggs I have ever seen!! I saw another post somewhere that showed just using cheap watercolors on eggs, but you took this to a whole new level! I adore them, your talent, and your eye for beauty! Not to mention your wonderful photography! Love how you think!
Have a beautiful week!
Becky

These are so adorable, Lucy!

Oh my goodness….so pretty.

The more I see what you paint the more I am wanting to go back to my watercolors instead of acrylics. I have loved every single thing you have shared. Just gorgeous. Have you ever thought of doing easy tutorials on how you paint? I think they would be a hit, along with YouTube videos of you painting. Looking forward to many more posts of your paintings. Have a great day!

Woman, you are out of control! These are seriously gorgeous. Love them 🙂

I wish that I had seen these a few days ago…I would have added a few of the flowers, like the ones that I painted on the bowls and glasses, to some eggs for our spring dinner party! I am so inspired by your water colors that I will definitely have to try it someday, soon…yours are just gorgeous. I will be pinning!
JP

Just beautiful! What a great watercolor surface those eggs make, who would have thought?

Really, really pretty and delicate 🙂

Lucy- You are so so so talented. Those are absolutely gorgeous! xo Diana

I also would love if you would do some quick ‘how I painted this” tutorials. E.G. the cherry blossoms form this month’s calendar page, these pansies. I’ve owned professional paints for year but never made anything as pretty as these!

These are the most gorgeous eggs I have ever seen….ever. You are so talented!

The eggs are wonderful. You will just have to do a dozen more blown eggs.
Hugs

They are beautiful Lucy!!

They are gorgeous! What a shame to have to break them and eat them. They are little works of art.
love and blessings

Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

These are just wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us 😉

So absolutely stunning Lucy. Pinned – thanks for sharing them!

If the eggs are hard boiled you can keep them….Polish style. Eventually the insides will shrink, shrivel, and dry up!

They are gorgeous! What a shame to have to break them and eat them. They are little works of art.

These are gorgeous and perfect for Easter!!

I honestly think these may be the most beautiful Easter eggs I have ever seen! I am featuring your post in an Easter Egg Round up this week, think these have to be my all time favorites! 🙂

Wow, lovely watercolor work! Blown away! 🙂

These are so beautiful….every single one of them!

Oh I love these. They are so beautiful! Like you said… tender!

These are so delicately pretty! I think you should have some on display all year round!

Wow! These are so, so beautiful. You really have a gift. xox

Cheryl Lundgren says

They are too pretty to eat!!

I think you really have to put those on a pillow or two!! Pansies are one of my favorites but then I love all flowers so it would be hard to choose a favorite.

I love your painted eggs. Very delicate.

I so wish I could paint like that. Thanks for sharing.

It’s delicately beautiful,, such a lovely work.

Oh my, these are absolutely amazing!

I am putting together a sort of Easter crafts compilation blog post, with pictures of creative projects for spring. Would you mind if I shared one of your pictures? I will of course credit it to this post. I did the same thing last year if you would like a reference on how it might look: http://aliciasivert.blogspot.se/2014/04/paskpeppen-2014.html

Thank you for the inspiration! I feel like painting flowers on both eggs, paper and furniture right now.
Sincerely,
Alicia

These are so pretty! You’re so lucky to be so talented Alicia, I would love to be able to create anything so stunningly beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I’ve pinned, G+ tweeted and stumbled 🙂 these so deserve to be seen! I hope you’re having a wonderful Easter, sending hugs from a sunny Scotland x

Please keep your beautiful painted eggs! I have had several eggs for years. I let them sit in a carton to protect them from breaking, they eventually dry up on the inside into a hard little ball ( I cracked one to see what had happened to the inside) If there are no cracks in the eggs, there will be no bad odor either.
I also have quail eggs that I have at least 20 years! A friend gave them to me for my grandchildren to see because they’re so pretty.

These are so, so lovely. I wish I had the skills to do something similiar.

If there are no cracks in the eggs, I have kept particularly pretty eggs in a bowl or in egg crates for many years.
The inside completely dries up eventually and if you move the eggs you can hear the little dried ball inside.
These do not smell either. Wonderful way to keep these SPECIAL eggs!

Very good and interesting art, congratulations to those who have this gift

for easter yesterday, i boiled some eggs and painted them . these are so pretty – i tried my own version . thank u for being u and sharing this

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How to watercolor easter eggs

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DIY Wood Burned Watercolor Easter Eggs

Use a wood burning tool to create natural organic Easter eggs with a fun print. You don’t need to be an egg-spert to master the basics and impress even the Easter Bunny!

There are so many different ways to decorate Easter eggs, this is one of our absolute favorites ways. You can find raw wooden eggs at most craft stores these days. We found ours a Michaels, but we have seen them at Target and online. They are a great canvas for so many types of Easter projects. Take a look at our wooden root veggie Easter eggs!

How to watercolor easter eggs

* We’re using the MakerX Wood Burning Tool for this project. What we love about the MakerX tool specifically is that you can easily change the temperature to the perfect degree without any question. No guessing with a dial, the wood burning tool has it’s own buttons and temperature display.

Materials

MakerX Wood Burning Tool & Attachments

Heavy Duty Glove

How to watercolor easter eggs

How To:

  • Work in a well ventilated area, because the wood burning tool can get fumy. Sure it smells good, but you don’t want to be breathing it in!
  • Wear a heat resistant glove on the hand that is holding the egg for safety. You don’t want a slip of the tool to end up in your palm.

Tip: A great first tip with any wood burning project is to get familiar with the wood burning tool and practice on a similar material you’re working with. Practice on an extra wood egg to get the feel for working on a rounded surface. Hold the tool like a pen or pencil, try different tips and test the temperature you like working with best. New to wood burning? Check out our beginners video tutorial on HGTV Handmade.

Wood Burn With The Tip:

  • Turn on the wood burning tool and allow it to heat up until maximum temperature is reached.

Tip: Test the temperature of the wood burning tool on a practice egg. The temperature needed will depend on the type of wood.

  • Use even pressure while creating your design. Simple repeating patterns are a great way to start.

Tip: Turn the egg as you work instead of twisting the wood burning tool.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Wood Burn With The Stamp Attachments:

  • Allow the wood burning tool to cool and switch the fine attachment to one of the stamp attachments.
  • Once fully heated press the stamp onto the egg for about five seconds. The time and pressure you use will depend on the type of wood the egg is. Do a quick practice stamp on the test egg before starting your first egg.

Tip: Because the egg is rounded it can be tricky to get the full image onto the surface. While keeping the stamp on the egg, rock the wood burning tool in different directions to help burn the whole image.

  • Repeat around the whole egg, trying your best to keep each stamped image evenly spaced.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Add Watercolor The Eggs:

  • Add pops of color by adding watercolor to the eggs. Paint small details on top of the wood burned patterns or paint the whole egg. It’s also a great way to hide any mistakes!

Tip: Add more water to the watercolor pallet for a true watercolored feel. Add less water to the pallet for a more vibrant look. If you’re looking to add detail with the paint, less water will be easier to work with.

How to watercolor easter eggs

That’s it! You’ll be surprised how stunning the eggs turn out. If you’re looking for perfection, wood burning might not be the way to go. It’s extremely hard to get perfect lines (especially on a rounded surface). Of course practice will help, however the imperfections just help with the beautiful organic look.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Check out the video tutorial to see it all come together – plus another bonus Easter project!

by Teri Lyn Fisher · Published: Apr 9, 2020 · Modified: May 29, 2020

How to watercolor easter eggs
These Watercolor Easter Eggs are one of my all time favorite ways to decorate Easter eggs. It’s a really simple process, and you probably already have everything you need to do them. I love decorating these and using them on my Easter table as decoration.

Tips and Tricks for Watercolor Easter Eggs:

– For these to work best, in my experience it s best to make sure the colors you are using are very saturated. If you are using food dye, I use 10- 12 drops in about a cup of water. If you are using other dye, just make sure it is as saturated as it can be. For the lighter colors just add more water.

– Make sure you are letting your eggs dry in between each layer of color. That way they don’t run together.

-I like to use plastic water bottle caps, or milk jug caps to rest my eggs on when they are drying. That way they don’t roll round.

– If you want to speed up the drying process, you can use a blow dryer to dry the eggs in-between each color layer.

Easter Egg Dye

For these Watercolor Easter Eggs I have tried a couple different dyes. Here are some of my recommendations:

– Batik Dyes. In my opinion, these dyes have the best more saturated colors.

– Food dye. I love this neon color way, and it actually doesn’t really turn our neon at all, but more pastel. This is the more traditional food dye you find in grocery stores, and it works great!

How to watercolor easter eggs
How to watercolor easter eggs

How to watercolor easter eggs

Watercolor Easter Eggs how to:

  • Cups (6 or more)
  • Spoons
  • Baking Sheet
  • Plastic latex gloves (optional)
  1. Prep your eggs. Hard boil your eggs, or leave them raw if you wish! Just be careful. If you hard-boil you eggs, make sure they are completely cool. In a bowl, mix 50% water and 50% vinegar. Soak the eggs for a couple of minutes and wipe them off.
  2. Prep your colors. I recommend at least three different colors to start, but the more the merrier. Make a dark saturated version of a color. The darker the better. For food coloring, I used 10-12 drops in one cup of water. Depending on your brand you may need more or less. Split the saturated color into two cups. In one cup, add more water to make a lighter version of that color.
  3. Lets dye. Hold your egg on either end with your fingers over a baking sheet to catch the excess dye liquid. Pour a spoon-full of dye over the egg so it runs down the sides. Set aside and let dry, and repeat on other eggs. Varying the color you start with if you prefer.
  4. Once the first layer is dry on your eggs, repeat with either a more saturated color or a lighter, making sure you let the egg dry between each layer. Repeat this process until you are satisfied with the how your eggs look.


If you love these Easter Eggs, check out our other Easter Egg DIYs:
–Shibori Easter Eggs
– Painterly Dyed Easter Eggs
– Spotted Easter Eggs

About Teri Lyn Fisher

Teri Lyn Fisher is half of Spoon Fork Bacon. She is also a food and cosmetics photographer. She is a big fan of hot dogs. #sfbTERI

How to watercolor easter eggs

Hope everyone had a good St. Paddy’s Day, now it’s time for Easter – it’s so early this year! Kaley’s here sharing an awesome idea on how to make egg dying more fun for the littles. I’ll definitely be trying this with S and C for Easter. In fact, boiled eggs have become a daily snack around here ever since New Year, New Rules so this might become a regular art activity for us.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

Speaking of Easter – how do you all hunt? Do you prefer a small backyard gathering or do you brave one of the public spectacles (fun but chaotic!)?

If you have a toddler or young child, simply dropping eggs into dye and waiting a few minutes until they are ready to be taken out may not be engaging enough to keep their interest. This was definitely the case with my 3 year old when we were making our Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs.

She couldn’t understand why we didn’t get to actually color the eggs, and for her it seemed like an eternity waiting to take the eggs out of the dye. So we made another round of colored eggs, but this time she painted them with watercolors made of food colors and vinegar. She had so much fun, and after 2 dozen eggs she was still begging to paint more.

How to watercolor easter eggs

You will need:

  • hard boiled eggs
  • food colors
  • white vinegar
  • a paintbrush
  • small bowls or jars

How to watercolor easter eggs

1. Mix a few drops of food coloring with 2-3 Tablespoons of water in a small bowl or jar, until you get to your desired color. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to each bowl or jar.

2. Use a small paintbrush to paint the eggs with the watercolors.

3. Place the painted eggs into the carton to dry.

4. Admire your beautiful, colorful eggs.

How to watercolor easter eggs

The food coloring may stain your skin, so if blue fingertips bother you, you can paint the eggs while they are still in the carton. If you don’t mind scrubbing little fingers a bit, try holding the eggs and rotating them as the paint drips.

How to watercolor easter eggs

Not only is painting the eggs a more interactive, fun activity for your little ones, as opposed to simply dropping them in the dye and waiting, but you will love the watercolor effect on your beautifully colored eggs.

How to watercolor easter eggsDIY Watercolor Easter Eggs

Question of the Day

Speaking of Easter – how do you all hunt? Do you prefer a small backyard gathering or do you brave one of the public spectacles (fun but chaotic!)?

Do you know what’s the best thing about these beautiful watercolor Easter eggs? Your children can help you dye them, and second, they’re edible! Your entire family can enjoy hard-boiled eggs, deviled eggs, in a salad or simply make delicious sandwiches.

How to watercolor easter eggs

The watercolor effect is achieved with edible food coloring. You and your children will have a great time and this Easter, each egg will be a work of art.

How to make watercolor Easter Eggs

To make this edible DIY, you will need boiled eggs and food coloring. You can choose your favorite colors or ask your children what color combinations they prefer. The sky’s the limit! How to watercolor easter eggs

Also, you will need one cup of water per color that you choose. To achieve the different shades, all you have to do is dilute the food coloring with water: the more water you add, the lighter the tone. Tip: start with the most intense color and then add more water, or play with other shades.

Another pro tip: cover the surface where you will dye the Easter eggs with a plastic tablecloth and have your children wear a plastic apron or old clothes. That way you won’t stress out if they get dirty.

Watercolor Effect Easter Eggs DIY instructions

These beautiful Easter eggs are so easy to make:

  1. Pre-boil eggs and then set aside at room temperature.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring in ½ cup of water.
  3. Hold the eggs by the ends and with a teaspoon, drop a little of the colored water on top of each one, trying to allow the excess colored water to fall back into the cup.
  4. Continue diluting the colors with water and dyeing each egg until they look as if painted them with watercolors. Make as many color combinations as you want!
  5. Allow the eggs to dry on a tray. Once they dry completely, use them to decorate your Easter table.